BANGALORE, November 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
Manipal University on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with STEERLife, creator of cutting-edge, proprietary continuous processing technology to establish a Centre of Excellence located at the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) campus. The centre will combine industrial expertise, academic prowess coupled with collaborative in-depth research to develop solutions in highly diversified areas of life sciences that can effectively help the industry battle problems related to regulatory burden, reject rates, time and cost inefficiencies as well as limitations of working with sensitive and valuable materials.
The Centre of Excellence will expose students and researchers to cutting-edge technology, capable of processing materials of the future without the limitations present in today’s solutions. Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University said, “Manipal Institutions have long been distinguished for excellence in education. We strive to provide our students with world-class facilities and real-time experiences that can help develop them into global leaders. This Centre of Excellence is one such initiative where for the first time engineering and pharmaceutical sciences are coming together to give our students access to cutting-edge technology and expertise that has the potential to revolutionize life sciences. We are delighted to partner with STEERLife in making this a reality.”
With the Manipal Centre of Excellence being the first of its kind in India, STEERLife, as a part of its continuing commitment and efforts to realize its vision of changing the way medicines and nutritional products are made and taken, is also partnering with academic institutions of repute in the US.
Speaking of the partnership, Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Managing Director and Chief Knowledge Officer, STEERLife and Founder & Promoter, STEER Group, said, “The Centre of Excellence provides a platform for the industry and academia to work together on developing innovative solutions that could transform millions of lives. Our proprietary continuous processing technology helps control shear, remove stagnation and effectively transform characteristics of bio-based and synthesized materials making pharmaceutical products, food, and nutritional products safer and more effective. The technology when coupled with some of the most intelligent minds from Manipal University, can truly help India deliver solutions that are world class and life changing.”
“Under the terms of the partnership, STEERLife will provide proprietary co-rotating twin screw technology platform and equipment, sponsor a doctoral research program and impart the requisite training. The centre will also engage students pursuing their Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral studies on research-based projects and mentor them in specific areas. As part of this engagement, the identified students will spend time at STEERLife’s Pharmaceutical Development Centre in Bengaluru for hands-on industrial experience,” said Mr. Indu Bhushan, Chief Technical Officer, STEERLife.
About Manipal University:
Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling university town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore campus offers programs in regenerative medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.
For more information, visit: http://manipal.edu/mu.html
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